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Memorial details

Memorial type
Triptych
District
North West Leicestershire
Town
Measham
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14840
Current location

On Chancel wall
left of Altar,
St. Laurence's Church
High Street
Measham
North West Leicestershire
Leicestershire
DE12 7HZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 33540 12223
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Large, walled mounted oak framed square-headed & shouldered triptych, supported at its base by two wooden corbels. Highly ornate carved border of a foliate & grape vine design in relief, with other moulded frame members. Two, WW1 metal plaques in centre area, bisected by a wooden Crucifix & flanked by wooden carved figures of St. Michael, to the left & St. George to the right. Two wood carved tudor roses below each Saint, carved crown at top centre of frame. WW2 plaque set below within a moulded wooden frame, shelf at base.
Inscription
WW1 plaques : 1914 + 1919 / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / (43 NAMES) / "THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE" / "IN DEATH'S DARK VALE, I FEAR NO ILL / WITH THEE, DEAR LORD, BESIDES ME." WW2 plaque : + 1939 - 1945 + / ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF / (11 NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Atkins, John
Bailey, Alfred
Belcher, Francis J
Blake, Nigel E
Blake, William G
Buck, Joseph
Buckley, Ernest
Callighan, John
Cliff, Arthur
Colver, George H J
See details for all 43 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, forename, surname
    Order of information: Regiment, surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Regiment
Components
  • Triptych
    Measurements: depth 10 ins, height 65 ins, width 71 ins
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Listing information
Condition
History
1987: Restored by Mr. T. A. Haynes.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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